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Guides

CSM Travel’s successful small group tour series are led by our fantastic team of tour guides. The guides are chosen based on experience, knowledge, certifications and most importantly on personality. They are all enthusiastic, multilingual and willing to share their Canadian adventures with you.


Anton Zanesco

Anton Zanesco


Barry Stutz

Barry Stutz

Remember when the Beatles were at their best in the 60’s and we all wanted to know what they were actually singing? This is what brought me over to Canada from eastern Switzerland. I wanted to learn more than just school grammar English. Sure enough it was easy to fall in love with this great country I still call ‘home’ to this day. My love of nature, travel and sports led me to work the summers in tourism and the winters in the ski industry. I have spent the past 20 plus years guiding in Western North America from San Francisco to Denali with the main concentration around the Calgary / Rockies and Vancouver / Vancouver Island Corridor. I can never get enough of the Beauty of the West…..
Looking forward to sharing adventures in Canada’s open spaces with you!!
Languages: English, German, Swiss (no Yodelling) and some French



Denise Undorf

Denise Undorf

Denise kommt aus dem kölschen Rheinland und hat ihre ersten Erfahrungen als Reiseleitung im tiefsten Outback von Australien gesammelt. Ursprünglich aus dem Ingenieursbereich, hat sie dort mehrtägige Wander- und Camping-Touren rund um den berühmten Uluru geführt und große Freude an dem Beruf des Reiseleiters gefunden. Neben weiteren Auslandsaufenthalten und Reisen hat die Abenteuerlust sie vor einigen Jahren nach Kanada geführt. Die unglaubliche Natur, die vielseitige Kultur und das beeindruckende Tierreich haben sie nicht mehr losgelassen, und so nennt sie seither Vancouver Island ihr Zuhause. Denise ist auch qualifizierter Kajak Guide, und wenn sie nicht gerade neue Wanderwege und Gewässer erkundet, arbeitet sie nebenbei noch als Projektmanagerin in der IT-Branche.



Iris Schwarz

Iris Schwarz

Hi, I am Iris and I grew up in Germany. My college studies included Tourism & Hotel Management. I moved to Canada almost 20 years ago to spend a winter skiing in a small, friendly town in the interior of British Columbia. I never left.
I discovered how much I love Canada through the outdoors, sports and the wildlife.
My first season as a tour guide was spent hiking, canoeing, and mountain biking in the wilderness of the Yukon and Alaska. For the last 9 years I have guided European hiking groups through the National Parks in Western Canada.
I always give my very best and enjoy sharing my knowledge so that the guests can experience and become familiar with everything that I love about Canada.



Liz Abraham

Liz Abraham

Nachdem sich Liz in den verschiedensten Berufen ausprobiert hat, wurde die Sehnsucht nach der Natur und dem direkten Umgang mit Menschen so groß, dass sie ihre berufliche Laufbahn neu definieren wollte. Als Reiseleiterin gibt es für sie immer etwas Neues zu entdecken, sei es eine blühende Almwiese oder einfach ein leckeres Gericht der Indianer Kanadas. Liz freut sich darauf diese Erfahrungen mit ihren Gästen zu teilen.



Lucia Meier

Lucia Meier

Hi, I am Lucy. Originally, a trained chef from Switzerland I now live in beautiful BC. During my 8 years in Canada, I have worked in lodges all over BC in a variety of fields and have explored the natural beauty of the area. I love connecting with people through outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, canoeing and of course cooking. I can’t wait to show you the beauty of Canada…….

My motto: There is never bad weather, only bad clothing!



Markus Nellen

Markus Nellen

Home is where the heart is. Over the last couple decades I have travelled to many amazing places and have always come back to Western Canada. I truly enjoy sharing those special spots, those unique experiences and breathtaking vistas. I have been working in the Tourism and service industry for most of my life and still consider it the best profession to be in. I’m looking forward to meet and guide new and seasoned visitors to this neck of the woods.



Michel Kuhn

Michel Kuhn

I followed my dream and moved to Canada in 2008 and I'm still loving it!
In the winter, western Canada offers some of the best skiing there is and the rest of the year I spend most of the time outdoors with mountain biking, hiking, and camping. My background is in the Hotel and Restaurant industry and those jobs have taken me to a few places in the world. The place I feel most at home is still Canada with the seemingly endless wilderness right at your doorstep. Come and join me as we discover some of the amazing places together.



Mike Shoniker

Mike Shoniker

Vollständiger Name:Mike Shoniker
Geburtsjahr:  1949
Als Wikinger RL unterwegs seit wann?:2018
Hobbies:Skifahren, Skitouren, Wandern, Angelen

Profiltext:

Ich bin Kanadier. Ich habe Sport studiert und ich bin ein Staedtlicher geprueft Skilehrer. Meine Frau ist Oesterreicherin und wir haben uns in Oesterreich kennen gelernt. In British Columbia habe ich als B.C. Park Ranger gearbeitet. Fuer 25 jahren, habe ich auch vier grossen B.C. parks mit hunderte von Campingplaetze verwaltet. Mein Buero war die Natur. Seit 1996 habe ich als Skiguide fuer eine Deutsche Reisefirma gearbeitet. Die besten Skigebiete in West Kanada sind mir sehr bekannt. 

Ich liebe meine heimat British Columbia und es freut mich Gaesten British Columbia zu zeigen.



Norbert Meyer

Name: Norbert Wolfgang Meyer
Birth Year: 1956
Wikinger tourguide since: 2018
Hobbies: hiking, jogging, bicycling, in-line skating, skiing, photography, guitar, construction

Profiltext:

Norbert was born and raised in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1977. He works as a registered massage therapist and holds a diploma in athletic therapy from Mount Royal University.

His travels took him to China where he lived, studied and explored the country for five month. A few years after that, he undertook bicycle tour through South East Asia for three month.

Back in Canada, with his previous engagement as a tourguide/driver, he combined his enjoyment of Canada’s amazing outdoors and the ability to share these experiences with others.



Rainer Meyer

Rainer Meyer

I always dreamt of Canada. In 2002 my wife Ingrid and I finally fulfilled our dreams and settled in Canada and in 2008 we both became Canadian citizens.

When I am not guiding, I am working as a self-employed physiotherapist in my own practice.

I love this country, its nature and wild sides and the freedom it provides and I am always excited to share my new home with visitors from abroad. Traveling and camping are my hobbies and I am using every spare minute to discover new areas of the beautiful and spectacular West.



Renate Fleming

Renate Fleming

Schon in ihrer frühen Jugend hat sich Renate für andere Kulturen, Kunst und Geschichte begeistert. Dies inspirierte sie zum Studium der Kunstgeschichte, welches sie in viele Länder Europas führte, um die dortige Kultur und Architektur direkt zu erkunden. Die Faszination für fremde Kulturen hat sie mittlerweile auf alle Kontinente getrieben, aber eine besondere Tiefe verbindet sie immer noch mit Europa, und insbesondere mit Italien. An ihrer Wahlheimat Kanada liebt Renate vor allem die Nähe zur unverfälschten Natur, den Multikulturalismus des Landes sowie die Freundlichkeit der Menschen. Sie freut sich darauf, ihre Erfahrungen mit ihren Wikinger-Gästen zu teilen.



Willem Oudemans

Willem Oudemans

I was born in Holland and have travelled a fair bit of the world. Both Canada and Holland are considered ‘home’ to me.
After many trips through the Canadian mountains it became hard not to get hooked on hiking and skiing! Living so close to all that goodness is just amazing.
When people ask me: What do you do? My answer is ‘I enjoy life!’ Touring with groups through western Canada has a high ranking on my list. Why? It energizes me when I share locations and experiences that are special to me. There are places that should not be missed as they give each visitor a better understanding of the local life and the area’s unique wow factors. Interacting with the various groups can create magic. ……..Did I tell you about the bear in Wells Gray Park?
I am strongly motivated, easygoing and always ready for adventure! My motto – ‘Everything is possible!’